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Mumbles Signalling adventure

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I thought I would poke my head in here and start a thread. I'm completely a novice when it comes to signalling practice, and being that it is such a large subject doubt I will progress much beyond that. However, I though that any help in the right direction I can get from you guys has got to be a good thing.

so here is where I'm at. I have my layout that some of you may have seen in the layouts section

and have started building my own signals which you may have seen in the workbench section

Today I have spent some time fiddling with track plans and bits of software to draw them.

I already had a xtrkcad plan which was representative and decided to redo it schematically..

these are linked as the mimages are largem in pixels, not kb

I then transposed it to RR &Co. Flipped it as well so it is from the viewed angle so to speak [inside the round the room layout]

so far I have wired up 12 of 16 sections for detection on a Digitrax BDL168 and have a signal decoder to use once i can sort out some issues with my PC.

I have 4 signals ready to wire and various others to build, I will attempt to make feathers and maybe even theatre boxes..not sure how but there you go. Gotta start somewhere.

Please chip in with advice or ideas, I am open to anything. If only I had the modelling ability of Widnes

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Very good luck! I'm just completing a set of storage sidings that are complicated in layout and difficult to see, so intend to use RR&Co for these initially before extending to the visible layout (can't call it the scenic area yet). Quite a steep learning curve to climb, and looking at the price of laptops and software I may change my mind and go for JMRI or similar, but at least I don't have to build any signals yet...
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